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Brussels Airport (BRU)

Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called Brussel-Nationaal / Bruxelles-National (Brussels-National) or Zaventem) is an international airport 6.5 NM (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In 2015, more than 23 million passengers arrived or departed at Brussels Airport, making it the 21st busiest airport in Europe. It is located partially in Zaventem, partially in the Diegem area of Machelen, and partially in Steenokkerzeel, in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people and serves as the home base for Brussels Airlines, TUIfly Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium.

Automated e-gates at Brussels Airport to be replaced after years of passenger and police frustration

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Belgium's Federal Police is looking for a new and modern system to replace the current automated e-gates at Brussels Airport, Belgian newspapers Het Nieuwsblad...

[Trip report] Iberia Airbus A340-600 flight from Brussels to Madrid in Business Class

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On Tuesday 21 Januari 2020, I had the pleasure of flying Business Class on an Iberia Airbus A340-600 operating a scheduled flight between Brussels...
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TUI fly Belgium Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner grounded at Montego Bay, Jamaica, after technical issue

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On 4 February, TUI fly Belgium was forced to cancel flight TB166 between Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Brussels, Belgium, after a technical issue on...

Coronavirus: Hainan Airlines suspends or reduces frequencies on flights to Brussels and other European cities

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The Chinese airline Hainan Airlines announced that it will no longer operate its thrice-weekly route between Brussels and Shenzhen (HU759/760) from Wednesday. Hainan will...

Iberia to fly to Brussels with an Airbus A350 in early Summer 2020

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In the early months of the 2020 summer season, Iberia decided to deploy its Airbus A350-900 between Madrid and Brussels, once a week, according...

Brussels Airport inaugurates iconic and fully refurbished Skyhall

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June 1958, the Skyhall, Brussels Airport’s new terminal, was inaugurated with pomp and circumstance. Over the years, this impressive and highly innovative hall, which...

Turkish domestic airline AnadoluJet becomes international, with flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen also to Brussels

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AnadoluJet has been providing domestic transportation services to more than 100 million passengers since 2008 and now going beyond borders by starting to operate...

Etihad Airways operated eco-flight to Brussels to celebrate Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020

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Etihad Airways marked Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 by operating a special ‘eco-flight’ from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, featuring a range of initiatives designed...

Ryanair wants to transfer 28 workers from Brussels Airport to other bases, essentially Charleroi

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Ryanair management came to Brussels Thursday morning to meet with the trade unions about its intention to remove one aircraft out of four from...

New record at Brussels Airport with 26.4 million passengers in 2019 (+2.7%) in conjunction with fewer flights (-0.4%)

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In 2019, Brussels Airport hit a new passenger traffic record with 26.4 million passengers. Cargo transport closed the year at 667 thousand tonnes, a...

Ryanair to reduce its Brussels Airport fleet; jobs at stake

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From 20 April, Ryanair will reduce its Brussels Airport fleet by one aircraft: from four aircraft to only three, Raphaël Meulders wrote in Belgian...

Transavia France launches summer route from Brussels to Montpellier

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Transavia France, the French sister company of Dutch KLM daughter airline Transavia, will start scheduled service between Montpellier in the south of France and...

TUI fly Belgium expands its offering in the Balkans with two new destinations in Summer 2020: Ohrid and Pula

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The tour operator TUI notes an increase in demand for more intimate and authentic destinations and hotels. To meet this demand, TUI is offering...

Aeroflot and Brussels Airlines sign codeshare agreement

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Aeroflot – Russian Airlines and Brussels Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement to offer customers a bigger selection of flights and more flexibility when...

Brussels Airport innovates with private 5G network

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Brussels Airport Company is building a 5G-ready network at the airport in collaboration with Finnish Nokia and Belgian operator Citymesh. As one of the...

Brussels Airlines will discontinue the Turin-Brussels route – Turin and Belgium remain connected by Ryanair

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From mid-April 2020, Brussels Airlines will discontinue operations on the Turin-Brussels route, which is currently operated once daily with a CityJet CRJ900 aircraft (flights...

Singapore Airlines relaunches Singapore – Brussels route on 25 October 2020

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Singapore Airlines will launch a new route from its Singapore Changi Airport hub to Brussels Airport, Belgium as from 25 October 2020. The airline launches...

Aegean Airlines opens Thessaloniki – Brussels Airport route in Summer 2020

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On 12 December, Aegean Airlines announced it would open a seasonal route between Thessaloniki on the Aegean Sea and Brussels Airport from 31 March...
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Almost 2 million passengers passed through Brussels Airport in November (+2.7%)

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Over the course of November, Brussels Airport welcomed more than 2 million passengers, representing an increase of 2.7% compared to November 2018. Freight transport...

Sale of Macquarie’s stake in Brussels Airport Company finalised: The investment vehicle of the Flemish government PMV joins the consortium of other Belgian investors

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On 4 December last, the sale of the stake held by the two Macquarie investment funds in Brussels Airport to a consortium formed by...